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Livni Defends Kerry

Justice Minister and chief Israeli negotiator with the Palestinians Tzipi Livni came to the defense of US Secretary of State John Kerry after he launched a very public attack on Israel’s West Bank policies during an interview with Channel 2  last Thursday.

Kerry is a man who “cares about the State of Israel,” Livni told Israel Radio.

“He

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Pew Results Seen as a Wake-Up Call

Bergen County—Close to half of all married American Jews have a non-Jewish spouse. Two-thirds do not belong to a synagogue. And a growing number – especially among those aged 30 or younger – identify culturally as Jewish but describe themselves as having no religion.

These are some of the findings of a new survey, “A Portrait of Jewish

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Buono Takes Center Stage at JCRC Forum

West Orange—NJ State Senator Barbara Buono told a group at the Jewish Community Center of Metro West that she is running for governor because Governor Chris Chrisie “supports narrow political interests, and we don’t need Boardwalk Empire in this state.”

She was speaking at a joint forum of Jewish Community Relations Councils of New Jersey

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Mitzvah Day Celebrates its Sweet Sixteen

Bergen County — More than 1,000 Jewish volunteers will gather at 40 plus locations on November 3rd for the 16th annual Mitzvah Day sponsored by the Jewish Federation of New Jersey.

“This is an opportunity for Jews across the denominations to participate in a community wide day of caring and sharing,” said Alice Blass,

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OHEL Gala to Honor Camp Kaylie Bergenite “All-Stars”

New York—Moishe Hellman and Mel Zachter, co-presidents of OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services, announced the Annual Gala will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the New York Marriot Marquis. The event kicks off with a reception at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner at 6:00 pm. Over 1,000 friends and supporters are expected to attend.

For the

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Freeholder Candidates Face Off in Teaneck

Teaneck—The Bergen County Freeholder candidates faced off against each other at a forum sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council. The three Republican incumbents, John Felice, Maura DeNicola, and John Mitchell, are each running for a second term.  Their Democratic challengers are James Tedesco, Lorraine Waldes, and Christopher Tully.  The audience was

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Beit Shemesh Elections Contested Amid Mounting Evidence of Fraud

At this point there’s no telling just how widespread the Haredi voting fraud has been. All Jewish Home needs to show are 924 fraudulent votes—the difference between the Shas incumbent’s and the Zionist second finisher.

Six days after the municipal elections, the city of Beit Shemesh, population 85,000, is emerging as a place where the vote was

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Pope Frank and the Jews in Madrid

Madrid—More than 50 Jewish and Catholic leaders gathered in Madrid, Spain recently for the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee (ICJLC) summit to further religious cooperation.

Betty Ehrenberg, the first woman to chair the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC) is also the representative of the World Jewish

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News Briefs

Iran Nukes Possible in Days

The Washington Free Beacon reports: “Iran has passed the “point of no return” in its nuclear weapons program and could soon have the ability to enrich enough missile-grade uranium to build a bomb in just two weeks. Olli Heinonen, who served at the IAEA for 27 years until 2010, said the advanced centrifuges that Iran recently

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Bibi’s Toughest Call Ever

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the decision to release 26 Palestinian prisoners one of the most agonizing of his career Monday, a day before Israel was set to free the inmates in the framework of negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.

“The decision to release prisoners is one of the toughest decisions that I’ve taken as prime

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Slavery in Israel: It Exists

Israel has as many as 8,500 slaves, according to a new comprehensive study of worldwide slavery. Israel placed 111 out of 162 slave-holding countries in the Global Slavery Index 2013, recently published by the Australian Walk Free Foundation.

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Igbo Leaders Break Through

This article is a follow up of sorts to August’s Igbo Jews of Nigeria Study and Practice Judaism, which briefly told of my journey from Rhode Island to Abuja, capital of Nigeria, in order to celebrate Purim with its Igbo Jewish

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